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Elk County was created on April 18, 1843 from parts of Jefferson, Clearfield and McKean Counties and named for the Elk which inhabited the region. Its county seat is Ridgway.

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Elk County Data Online

Recent Updates

March 2014: 1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Laura Eitniear
June 2013:
Civil War Three Year Volunteer Enlistment Records - Transcribed by Tammy Clark
March 2013: Bio - William Dale - Submitted by M.K.Krogman.
October 2012: The History of Elk County, Pennsylvania - [Source: AN INLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, By WILLIAM H. EGLE]
April 2012: News: Harry Hutchinson and Wife Crushed to Death - Contributed by Terry Dicken
February 2012: Obituaries and Death Notices: Wm. J. B. Andrews; John B. Ryan Blakely; Mrs. Josephine Blakely; John J. Reed; William Taylor, Jr., Marriage Notices: Hemmenway-Campbell, Wilbur-Barrett, Mead-Thayer, Miller-Whitenack, Winslow-Obryan

BIOGRAPHIES

Miscellaneous Biographies

COURT RECORDS

DEATHS

HISTORY

The History of Elk County, Pennsylvania:
THE TOWNSHIP OF RIDGWAY - FORMATION OF COUNTY - LOCATION OF COUNTY SEAT - PIONEER ROADS, SETTLERS, COURTS, OFFICERS, LAWYERS, CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS - JUDGE GILLIS - RIDGWAY - DR. A. M. CLARKE -EARLY HOME OF THE WILD PIGEON- OTHER SETTLERS - THE BOROUGH OF ST. MARY'S - Source:  A Pioneer Outline History of Northwestern Pennsylvania By William J. McKight, MD

The History of Elk County, Pennsylvania - [Source: AN INLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, By WILLIAM H. EGLE]

MARRIAGES

NEWSPAPERS

MILITARY

1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Laura Eitniear

Boroughs and Census Designated Places

Arroyo Beech Grove Belltown Benezette Beuhler Corner
Boot Jack Brandy Camp Brockport Byrnedale Caledonia
Carlson Carman Cartwright Chaffee Challenge
Coal Hollow Corduroy Croyland Dagus Dagus Mines
Daguscahonda Dahoga Dents Run Drummond Earlyville
Elbon Fairview Five Points Force Four Corners
Four Points Gardner Hill Glen Hazel Grandview Grant
Hallton Helen Mills Highland Corners Horton City Instanter
James City Johnsonburg Kaulmont Kersey Ketner
Kylers Corners Lake City Lamont Loleta Lynchville
McKinley Medix Run Midmont Millstone Montmorenci
Nansen Owls Nest Paine Pigs Ear Portland Mills
Rasselas Rathbun Ridgway Rolfe Russell City
Sackett Saint Marys Scattertown Shawmut Shelvey
Squab Hollow Straight Creek Streights Sumerson Swissmont
Tambine Tapawingo Threemile Toby Weedville
Whistletown Wilcox Wilmer Windy City  
             

Townships

Benezette Township Fox Township Highland Township Horton Township Jay Township
Jones Township Millstone Township Ridgway Township Spring Creek Township  

Surrounding Counties

McKean County (north)

Cameron County (east)

Clearfield County (south)

Jefferson County (southwest)

Forest County (west)

Warren County (northwest)


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